Multiple mediation

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skr
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Multiple mediation

Post by skr » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:31 am

Hi,
I want to check mediating effect of five different intervening variables simultaneously, while examining indirect effect of three IVs on one particular DV. Each IV has been conceptualized to have effect on the DV through those five intervening variables (parallel). If I use latest version of smartpls and do the mediation analysis through significance of specific indirect effects (as mentioned in Hair et al, 2017, although they mentioned manual calculation using spreadsheet), is it okay (methodology)? It is a case of multiple parallel mediation.
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Re: Multiple mediation

Post by jmbecker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:45 pm

Yes, sure. The implementation follows the logic of the manual spreadsheet calculation, but is much simpler and avoids common mistakes in manual calculations.
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Re: Multiple mediation

Post by skr » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:58 pm

Thank you Dr. Becker. I think the book got published before incorporation of that particular feature in the latest version of the software; that's why they suggested manual calculation.

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